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DJ Porkchop

(378 posts)
Tue May 23, 2023, 12:29 AM May 2023

7wo7rees has passed away

She was my wife of 20 years. She was a muckraker and finger-pointer, a community first activist.

She and I found DU from Bartcop just after 9/11 when we all turned to the internet to find answers. She clutched it deep in her bosom and befriended many of you. DU was her first and last stop online everyday.

She was found not breathing this weekend after a wellness check by a mutual friend. Her alcohol addiction consumed her. No attempts to snuff the daily rituals to beat back demons bigger than the both of us would prevail. She was 65.

She posted and was tombstoned here as Anarchy1999 and Stands With A Fist and a few others. I am confident she was reading DU on her last day.

I love her and I miss her and I know she has found comfort, finally. She really loved you guys. Please remember well 7wo7rees.

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7wo7rees has passed away (Original Post) DJ Porkchop May 2023 OP
I'm so Sorry! 💕🤷‍♂️ Cha May 2023 #1
Sooo sorry, DJ. That's tragic for you. 7wo7rees will certainly be missed here judesedit May 2023 #2
Oh I'm dreadfully sorry. róisín_dubh May 2023 #3
Ohh, no! My deepest condolences to you. I loved her unique user name electric_blue68 May 2023 #4
Farewell 7wo7trees blogslug May 2023 #5
Never a good day when DU loses one of its own.... Blue Owl May 2023 #6
With sorrow canetoad May 2023 #7
Oh no! I am so sorry! I also liked her a great deal as well as her posts! Rhiannon12866 May 2023 #8
I am so sorry for your loss. TexasTowelie May 2023 #9
Farewell 7wo7rees Cadfael May 2023 #10
So sorry to read of her passing. My condolences to you. sinkingfeeling May 2023 #11
I'm so very sorry. It's a horrible disease. nolabear May 2023 #12
My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your wife. virgdem May 2023 #13
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Grumpy Old Guy May 2023 #14
Hugs sakabatou May 2023 #15
So sorry Duncanpup May 2023 #16
I am so sorry. She will be missed. Sometimes even The Universe cannot turn back the demons LoisB May 2023 #17
Sorry to hear this, but perhaps she will find peace. TreasonousBastard May 2023 #18
A real tragedy. Nevilledog May 2023 #19
... alwaysinasnit May 2023 #20
;-( elleng May 2023 #21
I am sorry BlueWaveNeverEnd May 2023 #22
So sorry for your loss DJ KS Toronado May 2023 #23
Oh no, this is so sad.........I am so sorry to hear this. a kennedy May 2023 #24
I'm so very sorry cate94 May 2023 #25
I'm so very sorry. Duppers May 2023 #26
I am so very sorry for your incredible loss. Sending vibes for healing and peace and niyad May 2023 #27
So very sorry for your loss. May you find peace in her memory. No Vested Interest May 2023 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author No Vested Interest May 2023 #29
DJ Porkchop, I've been a member for at least 18 years, (had to make a new acct sue to forgetting The_REAL_Ecumenist May 2023 #30
Glad you survived cancer malaise May 2023 #140
I am SO sorry to hear this. We wanted to get together the last two times I was in Dallas. DFW May 2023 #31
Thanks DFW DJ Porkchop May 2023 #38
How lovely. Thank you for posting this, DFW hlthe2b May 2023 #48
Thanks so much, my dear DFW, for posting this photo. It's a huge loss for all of us . . . CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #115
Thanks for posting that, DFW! highplainsdem May 2023 #137
What a sweet photo. TY, and condolences to DJ. Nt spooky3 May 2023 #156
I am so very sorry MuseRider May 2023 #32
So sorry to hear this. progressoid May 2023 #33
I'm sorry for your loss vercetti2021 May 2023 #34
Condolences. IrishAfricanAmerican May 2023 #35
So sorry. ❤️ littlemissmartypants May 2023 #36
I am sorry. murielm99 May 2023 #37
Deepest condolences, DJ Porkchop. pazzyanne May 2023 #39
I'm so terribly sorry, DJ. We loved her too. May she cross gently,& may you find peace & consolation Hekate May 2023 #40
my heartfelt condolences orleans May 2023 #41
With profound sorrow. RIP. SWBTATTReg May 2023 #42
Sorry to hear that. raccoon May 2023 #43
Consider her 'remembered well' lostnfound May 2023 #44
... markie May 2023 #45
RIP Ohio Joe May 2023 #46
I am so very sorry. I remember some pretty recent exchanges with her. She will be missed. hlthe2b May 2023 #47
i am so sorry for your loss...rest in peace 7wo7rees dawn5651 May 2023 #49
I'm very sorry to read this Mousetoescamper May 2023 #50
I'm so sorry DJ Porkchop. AllyCat May 2023 #51
so so sorry for your loss, DJ Celerity May 2023 #52
A sad day for you and DU, tavernier May 2023 #53
I do remember AmBlue May 2023 #54
Sorry to see this sad news Marthe48 May 2023 #55
We are so sorry for your loss, DJ. Hortensis May 2023 #56
Such very sad news. Hope22 May 2023 #57
I am so very sorry! GPV May 2023 #58
I am so sorry to hear this news. We will all miss her. ms liberty May 2023 #59
Sorry to hear this--My condolences to you and your family. Wingus Dingus May 2023 #60
So sorry, DJ. 70sEraVet May 2023 #61
This is shocking malaise May 2023 #62
{{{{{{{{DJ}}}}}}} I'm so sorry to hear this. highplainsdem May 2023 #63
Oh my goodness... OneGrassRoot May 2023 #64
Her last posts about her mother are heart-breaking malaise May 2023 #65
I went to look too. BeckyDem May 2023 #72
How sad. n/t progressoid May 2023 #126
I'm so very sorry Goddessartist May 2023 #66
I am BeerBarrelPolka May 2023 #67
Saddened. cachukis May 2023 #68
I am so sorry. GoCubsGo May 2023 #69
My condolences. SpamWyzer May 2023 #70
omg I am so very sorry....what a sweet woman she was. BeckyDem May 2023 #71
Not sure of the process, but expect this thread will be added to the In Memorium page Maeve May 2023 #73
... spanone May 2023 #74
Aw, that's very sad. My condolences. Liberal In Texas May 2023 #75
I am very sorry for your loss DJ Porkchop. Backseat Driver May 2023 #76
Very sorry about this. My condolences to you and family. boston bean May 2023 #77
Saddens me to read this. nt OAITW r.2.0 May 2023 #78
Oh sorry for your loss. edisdead May 2023 #79
My deepest and heartfelt condolences.... PCIntern May 2023 #80
Oh, that's awful. I'm so sorry. Please write to let us know how you're doing. NT mahatmakanejeeves May 2023 #81
Condolences to you, and thank you for the update FakeNoose May 2023 #82
7wo7rees!!!! Kid Berwyn May 2023 #83
She never posted an unkind word malaise May 2023 #129
TOPS in every way that's good. Kid Berwyn May 2023 #135
I know your pain. ChazInAz May 2023 #84
I am so sorry to hear this. kentuck May 2023 #85
My condolences to her family and friends Chautauquas May 2023 #86
Rip nt XanaDUer2 May 2023 #87
I am so sorry for your loss, DJ. sheshe2 May 2023 #88
A horrible loss sellitman May 2023 #89
Rest well, 7wo7rees UpInArms May 2023 #90
I am so sorry, DJ Porkchop bigtree May 2023 #91
... Aristus May 2023 #92
I'm so sorry Bettie May 2023 #93
... roamer65 May 2023 #94
I'm very sorry for your loss. brer cat May 2023 #95
She was very kind to me here. I'm grateful I got to tell her so. UTUSN May 2023 #96
I'm very sorry for your loss. yardwork May 2023 #97
I am so sorry to hear this. c-rational May 2023 #98
I am so sorry KT2000 May 2023 #99
🌸 Rest in Beauty Donkees May 2023 #100
I knew her easttexaslefty May 2023 #113
I am so very sorry. onecaliberal May 2023 #101
Please accept my sincere condolences... Tom_Foolery May 2023 #102
I'm so sorry... CaptainTruth May 2023 #103
So sorry for your loss. TdeV May 2023 #104
I am so very sorry. Demsrule86 May 2023 #105
I'm so sorry. area51 May 2023 #106
Peace world wide wally May 2023 #107
Deeply sorry. mac56 May 2023 #108
I am so so very sorry irisblue May 2023 #109
Very sorry to hear this. H2O Man May 2023 #110
Godspeed, fellow bartcopper. Baltimike May 2023 #111
May she rest in peace Wild blueberry May 2023 #112
My sympathies to you and your family..... Sogo May 2023 #114
So sorry for you loss... Takket May 2023 #116
Thanks, DJ Porkchop, for the elegant tribute. Permanut May 2023 #117
I wish peace to all who loved her. Stinky The Clown May 2023 #118
My deepest condolences on your loss, DJ Porkchop. Niagara May 2023 #119
My deepest condolences to you, my dear DJ Porkchop . . . CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #120
I'm sorry to hear this. haele May 2023 #121
My condolences go out to you, DJ mvd May 2023 #122
... and the Wheel turns. WheelWalker May 2023 #123
... MiHale May 2023 #124
Thank you all for this massive outpouring of love DJ Porkchop May 2023 #125
She had a greatest thread quite recently malaise May 2023 #128
I remember. Hearts are with you. mahina May 2023 #127
So very very sorry diva77 May 2023 #130
Condolences Faux pas May 2023 #131
So sad to hear that. 🕯️ TheBlackAdder May 2023 #132
So sorry DJ Porkchop for your loss kimbutgar May 2023 #133
I'm so sorry 😢 live love laugh May 2023 #134
I am so sorry for your loss Withywindle May 2023 #136
I'm so sorry democrank May 2023 #138
I am so sorry, my condolences! Pacifist Patriot May 2023 #139
So sorry for your loss. flying_wahini May 2023 #141
Condolences to you. pandr32 May 2023 #142
I've lost too many to alcohol Jarqui May 2023 #143
7wo7rees may you be in peace forever Tree Lady May 2023 #144
Sincerest condolences. Behind the Aegis May 2023 #145
omg I'm so sorry for your loss. ancianita May 2023 #146
I'm so sorry to hear this mike_c May 2023 #147
Posting right up to yesterday. So sorry. She will be missed. Fla Dem May 2023 #148
so sorry to hear that treestar May 2023 #149
Prayers for both of you. creeksneakers2 May 2023 #150
My deepest condolences. dalton99a May 2023 #151
I'm so sorry mountain grammy May 2023 #152
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear 7wo7rees.💔 lucca18 May 2023 #153
So sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies Pathwalker May 2023 #154
Damn orangecrush May 2023 #155
Sad news, I'm very sorry for your loss 💔 🕯️ Raine May 2023 #157
As a DUer in recovery, this breaks my heart. Peace be with you, DJ. KY_EnviroGuy May 2023 #158
I am heartbroken to read this... Peacetrain May 2023 #159
Rest in peace, 7wo7rees LuvLoogie May 2023 #160
I liked her very much. LuckyCharms May 2023 #161
I'm sorry. Bristlecone May 2023 #162
I'm very sorry for your loss. Ocelot II May 2023 #163
Dad to hear. I hope you have a peer group or family group that grantcart May 2023 #164
So sorry for your loss Just_Vote_Dem May 2023 #165
My condolences for your loss. greatauntoftriplets May 2023 #166

róisín_dubh

(11,774 posts)
3. Oh I'm dreadfully sorry.
Tue May 23, 2023, 12:34 AM
May 2023

Alcoholism is a hell of a beast. I hope she finds peace in the Great Beyond and my condolences to you.

electric_blue68

(14,343 posts)
4. Ohh, no! My deepest condolences to you. I loved her unique user name
Tue May 23, 2023, 12:36 AM
May 2023

as someone who loves trees.

Ah, geeeebz. So sorry. 😔

Blue Owl

(49,345 posts)
6. Never a good day when DU loses one of its own....
Tue May 23, 2023, 12:39 AM
May 2023

She will be missed, and condolences to you DJ Porkchop….

Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)
8. Oh no! I am so sorry! I also liked her a great deal as well as her posts!
Tue May 23, 2023, 12:41 AM
May 2023

As for her alcohol addiction, I am especially sorry, speaking as a member of AA since 2008. She will be truly missed here.

LoisB

(6,867 posts)
17. I am so sorry. She will be missed. Sometimes even The Universe cannot turn back the demons
Tue May 23, 2023, 01:18 AM
May 2023

but it will welcome her in peace.

Duppers

(28,074 posts)
26. I'm so very sorry.
Tue May 23, 2023, 01:46 AM
May 2023

She was one of my favorite DUers. I always have her posts a recommendation when I saw them.

Sending my deepest condolences to you. She will be missed here.


niyad

(110,955 posts)
27. I am so very sorry for your incredible loss. Sending vibes for healing and peace and
Tue May 23, 2023, 01:49 AM
May 2023

comfort for you and all who loved her. Your DU family is here for you.

Rest quiet at last, dear one. You are missed.

Response to DJ Porkchop (Original post)

The_REAL_Ecumenist

(692 posts)
30. DJ Porkchop, I've been a member for at least 18 years, (had to make a new acct sue to forgetting
Tue May 23, 2023, 02:04 AM
May 2023

my pswrd for my original acct after fighting and surviving cancer). I LOVED her and please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences for her passing. Once your heart heals, may her memory soon be a source of blessings, peace and smiles. Blessings, DJ Porkchop & safe & healing journey home, 7wo7rees...

DFW

(53,753 posts)
31. I am SO sorry to hear this. We wanted to get together the last two times I was in Dallas.
Tue May 23, 2023, 02:11 AM
May 2023

It didn't work out due to medical issues on my end, plus scheduling difficulties added on top of it. She was a gentle, yet feisty soul. I hope she has found the peace she was looking for.

Here are the four of us, from our first meet-up in Dallas a couple of years ago: DJ, 7wo7rees, me and my wife:


Happier times........

DJ Porkchop

(378 posts)
38. Thanks DFW
Tue May 23, 2023, 02:53 AM
May 2023

She treasured you, like so many others on this thread. It really was an important part of her life. Thank you all for your kind words.

Treasure those around you and online. We are real people with real feelings. Love to all.

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
115. Thanks so much, my dear DFW, for posting this photo. It's a huge loss for all of us . . .
Tue May 23, 2023, 10:53 AM
May 2023

especially her beloved husband.

I am in shock.

May she rest in peace.

MuseRider

(34,018 posts)
32. I am so very sorry
Tue May 23, 2023, 02:13 AM
May 2023

to read this. May she rest in peace. It is a horrible disease and I am sorry it has taken her. Come here often if you are lonely. We will help you through it. Again, I am so terribly sorry.

pazzyanne

(6,474 posts)
39. Deepest condolences, DJ Porkchop.
Tue May 23, 2023, 02:53 AM
May 2023

May she have had a gentle passing.
I will miss her posts and comments.
Take good care of yourself during your time of grief.
Hugs and Prayer!

Hekate

(89,645 posts)
40. I'm so terribly sorry, DJ. We loved her too. May she cross gently,& may you find peace & consolation
Tue May 23, 2023, 03:03 AM
May 2023

🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

orleans

(33,857 posts)
41. my heartfelt condolences
Tue May 23, 2023, 03:05 AM
May 2023

wishing you peace and strength for your heart and spirit

7wo7rees will be missed.



hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)
47. I am so very sorry. I remember some pretty recent exchanges with her. She will be missed.
Tue May 23, 2023, 05:00 AM
May 2023
to you. May you find peace, knowing that she is now at peace.


Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
56. We are so sorry for your loss, DJ.
Tue May 23, 2023, 06:09 AM
May 2023

How lovely to hear what this community and her special friends here meant to her.

Stay well

Hope22

(1,449 posts)
57. Such very sad news.
Tue May 23, 2023, 06:12 AM
May 2023

I’m so sorry to hear this. Bartcop brought so many of us together. I hold you and yours in my heart. This is a tough world and a hard place to live. May 7wo7rees find peace. My heart goes out to you. 💗💗🙏💐

highplainsdem

(48,474 posts)
63. {{{{{{{{DJ}}}}}}} I'm so sorry to hear this.
Tue May 23, 2023, 06:26 AM
May 2023

She will be missed here.

I've lost a couple of friends to alcohol addiction. Both bright, creative people who should have lived much longer. But it can be as deadly an addiction as any other.

Like you, I believe she has found comfort, and healing.

OneGrassRoot

(22,914 posts)
64. Oh my goodness...
Tue May 23, 2023, 06:28 AM
May 2023

I am deeply saddened to see this post, and I extend my sincere condolences to you and all who love her. I will miss her more than I can express. There are only a handful of DUers (now) with whom I feel a true connection, and she was one. What a loss for us all though, like you, I'm relieved for her.

GoCubsGo

(32,033 posts)
69. I am so sorry.
Tue May 23, 2023, 06:49 AM
May 2023

I'm sure she and Bartcop are having a huge meet-up in the next life right now. (I found DU through him, as well.)

 

SpamWyzer

(385 posts)
70. My condolences.
Tue May 23, 2023, 06:52 AM
May 2023

I guess one should find comfort in the end of suffering. It is hard. Rest in Peace 7wo 7rees. I am sorry for your loss DJ Porkchop.

BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
71. omg I am so very sorry....what a sweet woman she was.
Tue May 23, 2023, 07:07 AM
May 2023

Life can be tough, I truly hope she knew she was loved.


My sincere condolences to you, sir.

Maeve

(42,160 posts)
73. Not sure of the process, but expect this thread will be added to the In Memorium page
Tue May 23, 2023, 07:13 AM
May 2023

Know that she will be remembered by many and here in the heart of DU

FakeNoose

(32,041 posts)
82. Condolences to you, and thank you for the update
Tue May 23, 2023, 07:51 AM
May 2023


May you find solace in your memories of her from happier times.

Kid Berwyn

(14,300 posts)
83. 7wo7rees!!!!
Tue May 23, 2023, 07:55 AM
May 2023

Sherry never spoke a word about her own troubles. Instead, she wanted to learn what was wrong in others’ lives and with our country and politics. Then, she did all she could to help.

Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathies, my Friend. Please let me know if I can be of help in any way.

DU will never be the same. Neither will our lives and hearts.

ChazInAz

(2,517 posts)
84. I know your pain.
Tue May 23, 2023, 08:03 AM
May 2023

After thirty three years, my Irish love was taken from me by C-diff and pneumonia at the age of fifty-four. I found her body.
Your pain is recognized and shared. May you find peace.

Donkees

(30,735 posts)
100. 🌸 Rest in Beauty
Tue May 23, 2023, 09:19 AM
May 2023



May it be beautiful before me.
May it be beautiful behind me.
May it be beautiful below me.
May it be beautiful above me.
May it be beautiful all around me.

Above and below me hovers the beautiful
I am surrounded by it
I am immersed in it

The mountains, I become part of it
The herbs, the fir tree, I become part of it.
The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,
I become part of it.
The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen
I become part of it.

From the doorway of rainbow,
The path out of which is the rainbow,
The rainbow passed out with me,
The rainbow rose up with me.
Through the middle of broad fields,
The rainbow returned with me

With the rainbow hanging high over your head, come to us soaring.

With beauty before me
With beauty behind me
With beauty above me
With beauty below me
With beauty all around me

It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
'Sa'ah naaghéi, Bik'eh hózhó

The Night Chant

easttexaslefty

(1,554 posts)
113. I knew her
Tue May 23, 2023, 10:48 AM
May 2023

From the start of the iraq invasion & from camp cassey. She was a firebrand. I am sorry for your loss.

Tom_Foolery

(4,688 posts)
102. Please accept my sincere condolences...
Tue May 23, 2023, 09:28 AM
May 2023

I have been here since 2004 and remember reading many of her posts.

Wild blueberry

(6,440 posts)
112. May she rest in peace
Tue May 23, 2023, 10:39 AM
May 2023

and may you find comfort. In time the memories of good times shared will come. Please take care of yourself just now.
A feisty light has gone out. We will miss her.
Deep condolences.

Stinky The Clown

(67,468 posts)
118. I wish peace to all who loved her.
Tue May 23, 2023, 10:57 AM
May 2023

Deepest condolences . . . . . and thank you for sharing that glimpse of her journey.

Niagara

(7,015 posts)
119. My deepest condolences on your loss, DJ Porkchop.
Tue May 23, 2023, 10:59 AM
May 2023

This is devastating to read. Rest In Peace, 7wo7rees.






CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
120. My deepest condolences to you, my dear DJ Porkchop . . .
Tue May 23, 2023, 10:59 AM
May 2023

The shock of this huge loss is so all-consuming. Please take care of yourself!

She always had good things to say to me. I will miss her.



haele

(12,549 posts)
121. I'm sorry to hear this.
Tue May 23, 2023, 11:00 AM
May 2023

Her posts were often thought provoking and always interesting. Alcohol is a cruel mistress.



Haele

DJ Porkchop

(378 posts)
125. Thank you all for this massive outpouring of love
Tue May 23, 2023, 11:38 AM
May 2023

I am consoled by all your kind wishes and warm support.
She would be tickled to see this thread at the top of the Greatest. DU meant everything to her.
It's really no surprise she had so many friends here. Y'all are the Greatest.

Withywindle

(9,988 posts)
136. I am so sorry for your loss
Tue May 23, 2023, 02:24 PM
May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to let us know, in your grief. Easy passing to her, and may you find comfort.

Jarqui

(10,060 posts)
143. I've lost too many to alcohol
Tue May 23, 2023, 03:32 PM
May 2023

More progressing that way

It doesn't get any easier.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Behind the Aegis

(53,679 posts)
145. Sincerest condolences.
Tue May 23, 2023, 03:41 PM
May 2023

I am very sorry for your loss. I sincerely hope you have a support system which will help you through this difficult time.

ancianita

(35,530 posts)
146. omg I'm so sorry for your loss.
Tue May 23, 2023, 03:42 PM
May 2023

For everything marriage brings to life, I hope your good memories together help bring you healing and peace.

I love 7wo7rees, and felt that she loved DU. She's been #1 on my hearts list for years. I will remember her well, DJ, and miss her presence.

lucca18

(1,230 posts)
153. I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear 7wo7rees.💔
Tue May 23, 2023, 05:05 PM
May 2023

I am so sorry for your pain.💔
Please take care…

Raine

(30,455 posts)
157. Sad news, I'm very sorry for your loss 💔 🕯️
Tue May 23, 2023, 06:53 PM
May 2023
she will be missed here at DU too.

R-I-P 7wo7rees

🙏

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,474 posts)
158. As a DUer in recovery, this breaks my heart. Peace be with you, DJ.
Tue May 23, 2023, 09:36 PM
May 2023

"No attempts to snuff the daily rituals to beat back demons bigger than the both of us would prevail" reads like a page out of my history in the 80s. It was a miracle I survived.

Thank you for sharing and for your tireless love for her.


KY........ ......

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
164. Dad to hear. I hope you have a peer group or family group that
Wed May 24, 2023, 12:13 AM
May 2023

can help you shoulder this burden.

Best of luck.

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